(April 4, 2016, Winnipeg) Whether it’s the undeniable musical warmth, or the hands-on aspect, there's something about vinyl records and Maritime Canada that keeps you rooted in tradition, yet present in the living moment. Manitoba folk trio, Red Moon Road, is releasing a special vinyl edition of their sophomore album, “Sorrows & Glories” in Winnipeg April 15, along with a video for the single, “I’ll Bend But I Won’t Break,” and embarking on an East Coast Tour in April.
Sorrows & Glories is receiving significant international airplay and has garnered national charting on the earshot Folk/Roots/Blues charts, and on the Stingray Canada Folk Roots Blues chart. The band is following up on the success of Sorrows & Glories with a special vinyl edition of the album. A vinyl release party is planned on Friday, April 15 at The Goodwill in Winnipeg. The band is also working with the award winning Proctor Brothers video production team (http://www.procterbrosindustries.com/) on a video for their single, “I’ll Bend but I Won’t Break,” to accompany the vinyl release.
An old medium for a new generation of music, presenting a fresh and lively take on modern roots in a time-honoured format, the songs and the large format art on the sleeve reflect the sweeping arc of the band’s signature storytelling.
And what better place to travel than the geographic incarnation of these virtues: Canada's enchanting East Coast. Veterans of the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, the Maritime Home Routes Concert Series and PEI's Festival of Small Halls, Red Moon Road returns to Eastern Canada this April.for a tour the includes stops in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick. The dates are below:
RED MOON ROAD 2016 SPRING TOUR DATES:
April 14 Thursday @ The Artful Dodger, Regina, SK
April 15 Friday @ The Goodwill, Winnipeg, SK
April 21 Thursday @ The Mack, Charlottetown, PEI
April 22 Friday @ Riverview Arts Centre, Riverview, NB
April 23 Saturday @ Evergreen Theatre, Annapolis Royal, NS
April 24 Sunday@ The Carleton, Halifax, NS
July 10 Sunday @ Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, MB
Stream “Sorrows & Glories” on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/red-moon-road
ABOUT RED MOON ROAD:
The path towards the new Red Moon Road album, ‘Sorrows and Glories’, began with a shattered leg, a cancelled tour and a long 2000 km trip home. Luckily, the Winnipeg folk trio is known for surviving adversity, spinning stories into songs and, more often, breaking hearts with stunning musicianship.
Red Moon Road, formed in 2012 by Daniel Jordan, Sheena Rattai and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner, are now fully healed and returned from a year of extensive and adventure filled touring across 7 countries in Europe and North America. ‘Sorrows and Glories’ (their third album, released in Fall 2015) has already spent three weeks at number one on the Earshot! National Folk/Roots/Blues Charts and has delighted listeners world wide.
Sorrows and Glories was recorded by producer/engineer/Juno recipient, David Travers-Smith (Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth Moody) and award winning producer/player Murray Pulver (Doc Walker, Steve Bell) and delivers the band’s finest songwriting to date. Spanning a wide range of genres, from a Beatles-esque pop song, Words of the Walls, which muses the storied past of an iconic apartment block, to Beauty in These Broken Bones, a full-on spiritual backed by a star-studded choir, the three collaborative yet distinct writers frame immaculately crafted songs with original and innovative instrumental work. With tastes of Albertan country, Parisian aires, banjo driven anthems and the tradition folk storytelling in a Canadiana style, the music carries the stories as compellingly as the lyrics.
Live, Red Moon Road makes a much bigger sound than one would expect from a trio. In an impressive well-choreographed show, bordering on spectacle, the trio incorporates impeccable three-part harmonies, a roots drum kit split entertainingly but pragmatically between two band members and an acoustic guitar rigged to also be a bass. A moustached man plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ, and subtle technological wizardry whirls as the unmistakable soulful voice of one of Canada’s premiere songstresses floats above it all. Honed in house concerts and main stage festival appearances alike, Red Moon Road is a tapestry of song, masterful storytelling and spontaneous repartee woven seamlessly into something truly exceptional.
Kimberly Sinclair, SpinCount